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| November 1, 2014
The fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has often been portrayed as a fight between the West and its Arab allies against Islamic ultra-fundamentalists. Over the last several years, however, a progressive Kurdish-led resistance has been forming in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) amidst the Syrian Civil War.
What's New: What's Your Che Factor?
| October 31, 2014
Welcome to the Che Factor: the quiz that measures how closely your choices match up with Che Guevara's. Your answers are not necessarily right or wrong, just how closely they correspond to some of the decisions made by Che Guevara as guerilla leader and revolutionary. Many of the responses are just, in some cases even humanitarian, but they are not necessarily the path chosen by Guevara.
by Ilan Pappé and Samer Jaber | October 31, 2014
The pine trees in Palestine appeared with the establishment of the state of Israel. The pine is generally a European species which before the 20th century was not seen in the Middle East. It was brought to Palestine by the Zionist settlers for two main reasons. First, it gave the new Jewish settlers the feeling that the place they had migrated to was somehow part of Europe. The second reason for their import was more practical; they were brought to cover up the ethnic cleansing of Palestine.
| October 30, 2014
For decades, corporations and some governments have pressured public sector employers to privatize services through contracting out, public-private partnerships (P3s), competitive bidding, or all-out selloffs. Privatizing jobs and services hurts members and the community, as workers' living standards decline and well-paying jobs disappear.
What's New: What's Behind the Defeat of the Left in Toronto?
| October 29, 2014
Professor Leo Panitch discusses the appeal of the victorious conservative party and the failure of the left to galvanize the working class.
by Kevin Skerrett | October 29, 2014
Unrelenting employer attacks on workplace based pension plans are intensifying, and the struggle to defend them is becoming more challenging right across the country. One recent development appears to be an important partial victory. Some 900 workers at Bombardier's Thunder Bay production facility, represented by Unifor, launched an eight-week strike on July 14, and the dispute centred on an employer demand to eliminate the secure, 'defined benefit' type pension plan with an individualized 'defined contribution' savings scheme for all new hires.
What's New: Harper v. First Nations: The assimilation agenda
by Russ Diabo, Shiri Pasternak | October 28, 2014
Last week, in response to this summer's Supreme Court decision in Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British Columbia, the Harper government quietly put forward an aggressive revision of Canada's Indian policy. It is the first major revision of Canada's comprehensive land claims and Aboriginal self-government policies since 1986.
What's New: Society for Socialist Studies Conference 2015
| October 28, 2014
The theme of the 2015 CFHSS Congress is 'Capital Ideas.' The theme of the 2015 Society for Socialist Studies Conference is Kapital Ideas: analysis, critique, praxis. Join us for four days of wideranging and engaged analysis and dialogue. June 2-5, at the University of Ottawa. Abstracts for paper proposals should be submitted before Saturday, January 31, 2015.
US and Canada on 'parallel' path to economic inequality-US economist November 28, 2014
Land deal with Ontario's Ojibway still in contention after 164 years November 28, 2014
Egyptian president says his regime is ready to protect Israel November 28, 2014
Apartheid Israel: The Politics of an Analogy November 27, 2014
No charges laid against Suncor over Athabasca River spill November 27, 2014
1 Black Man Is Killed Every 28 Hours by Police or Vigilantes November 27, 2014
Harper Government Destroys Farmer Control Over Seed November 27, 2014
Disposable Workers of Hyper-Capitalist Korea November 27, 2014
Mexicans in biggest protest yet over missing students November 27, 2014
The Fight for $15.37 an Hour November 27, 2014
Why It's Impossible to Indict a Cop November 27, 2014
Support for justice in Palestine soaring on US campuses November 27, 2014
Bailouts, bail-ins and the banks November 26, 2014
Labor Leaders Speak on Ferguson Ruling November 26, 2014In The News archive:
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| 1:00pm, Saturday November 29, 2014
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|Book launch: A Line in the Tarsands|
Join contributors, an editor, and Line 9 activists for a celebration of A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice.
Tar sands "development" comes with an enormous environmental and human cost. But tar sands opponents -- fighting a powerful international industry -- are likened to terrorists; government environmental scientists are muzzled; and public hearings are concealed and rushed.
Yet, despite the formidable political and economic power behind the tar sands, many opponents are actively building international networks of resistance, challenging pipeline plans while resisting threats to indigenous sovereignty and democratic participation.
* Toban Black, Editor
* Lana Goldberg, Rising Tide Toronto
* Lindsay Gray, Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia Against Pipelines
* Myeengun Henry, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation
* Lilian Yap, Contributor
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